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  • Stop Pressure Ulcer Day The national group, Scottish Diabetes Foot Action Group (SDFAG), which is supported by the Scottish Diabetes Group and the Scottish Government has several strands of work in progress which aim to prevent and reduce the incidence of foot disease and amputations in people with diabetes. 15 November 2018
  • College of Podiatry announce new partnership with Scholl The College of Podiatry is teaming up with respected footcare brand Scholl for a new partnership that will raise awareness of foot health with the UK public, pharmacists and health professionals. 15 November 2018
  • World Diabetes Day 2018 It's World Diabetes Day on Wednesday 14th and we'll be raising awareness of the impact of diabetes and how important Podiatry is for reducing complication for patients. Look out for the College of Podiatry in the media and over social media channels #WDD 13 November 2018
  • My week as 'the face of the NHS' by Krishna Gohil Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist Krishna Gohil recently took over the reins of the @NHS Twitter account. This was the first time a podiatrist had done this and, as Krishna says, it opened a lot of people's eyes to the important and varied work that podiatrists perform. 13 November 2018
  • Scottish One Day Conference 2019 The College of Podiatry Scottish One Day Conference is being hosted by the Glasgow Branch in May 2019. 05 November 2018
  • Medicines update: Pregabalin and gabapentin re-classified as Controlled drugs The Government has recently confirmed that Pregabalin and gabapentin will be re-classified as Class-C drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and will be added to schedule 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001. Further information. 05 November 2018
  • Join in the I See The Difference social media campaign Join in the I See The Difference campaign by downloading images of real students and qualified AHPs and sharing in your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram feeds. Or create your own messages about how you make a difference every day. Download these images. 01 November 2018
  • ACP network Over the past 18 months The College has been working with other groups to explore the potential for podiatry to become more involved in Advanced Clinical Practice roles. We are now looking to create a network for podiatrists working as advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs), and those working towards this. This is our vision. 01 November 2018
  • Budget 2018: Small retailers to receive a cut in business rates Yesterday's budget delivered some welcome news for independent Podiatrists with small practices, with an announcement that the chancellor is to cut business rate bills for small retailers by around a third. 30 October 2018
  • Partnership gives voice to people with foot health needs A new Foot Health research project will seek to identify the unanswered questions about diagnosis, treatment and prevention of foot health problems in the UK, arriving at a top ten of research priorities later next year. The project is on behalf of the Dr William M Scholl endowment fund and led by The James Lind Alliance and the University of Salford. 23 October 2018
  • College of Podiatry announces new Post-Nominal to reflect name change After a discussion and decision at our Council meeting, the new post nominal for the College of Podiatry is confirmed as MCPod. Read more. 23 October 2018
  • HCPC Chair of Council vacancy The HCPC are seeking to appoint a Chair of Council. You will have experience of providing strong non-executive leadership and be able to uphold the principles of transparency and accountability in all of the HCPC's activities. 17 October 2018
  • #ISeeTheDifference at What Career London The #ISeeTheDifference campaign went to the What Career Live event in London over the 12th and 13th October, to showcase the benefits of a career in the Allied Health Professions (AHPs), and signpost attendees to the www.iseethedifference.co.uk website where more information on the professions and course details can be found. 16 October 2018
  • AHPs Day blog Today is AHPs day, when we recognize the contribution of all 14 allied health professions to the UK's health services. 15 October 2018
  • Non-medical Prescribing: Updated guidance for members The College of Podiatry has recently updated its practice guidance for members who are independent prescribers, this document is available for those to whom it is relevant. Find out more. 09 October 2018
  • Focused Ultrasound Courses at AECC University College Recently CASE (Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education) has been unable to re-accredit four Focused Ultrasound Courses at AECC University College including the Podiatry Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course. We advise those currently undertaking the focus course at AECC to contact the course leader. The CoP Ultrasound in Podiatry Specialist Advisory Group Committee, including representation from CASE, are meeting and will provide a further update and recommendations for members as soon as pos 09 October 2018
  • I see the difference Inspire a new generation to study podiatry, learn to help patients stay independent, active and healthy, and so improve quality of life. The #ISeeTheDifference campaign is now live. ISeeTheDifference.co.uk/podiatry. Find out more. 26 September 2018
  • College of Podiatry attends TUC in Manchester The College of Podiatry was well represented at this year' s TUC in Manchester. The TUC overwhelmingly agreed with our motions seeking support and better training for Podiatrists and other AHPS who face violence and intimidation when caring for prisoners inside jails. Our motion calling on the TUC and other unions to seek further improvements on pay in the NHS also supported by every union that attended. Full review here. 26 September 2018
  • Office for Students funded campaign launches This September the College of Podiatry, in partnership with the Office for Students, will launch a digital marketing campaign to raise awareness of, and promote careers in podiatry and three other Allied Health Professions, Orthoptics, Prosthetics and Orthotics and Therapeutic Radiography. 26 September 2018
  • The College of Podiatry - update on next steps with our name change Following the decisive vote at the AGM in June to change our name, the appropriate legal changes have been made and the name of our organisation and trade union is now legally The College of Podiatry. Our website 'domain' name has now also been changed to www.cop.org.uk and we will be updating references on the site from the Society to the College of Podiatry. 26 September 2018
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